Covid-19 recurrence, South Korea re-imposed social isolation measures

The warehouse of Coupang Group in Bucheon City, where many Covid-19 cases appear
The warehouse of Coupang Group in Bucheon City, where many Covid-19 cases appear

South Korea on May 28 re-imposed a series of measures to socialize to prevent the risk of a second outbreak of Covid-19.

The move comes after new cases of Covid-19 have emerged in South Korea, according to AFP.

South Korean Health Minister Park Neung-hoo has announced that all museums, parks and art exhibitions in the Seoul metropolitan area will be closed for an additional two weeks from May 29. Companies are also required to re-apply flexible working practices.

“We decided to increase all isolation measures in the capital area for another two weeks, from tomorrow to June 14,” AFP quoted Minister Park Neung-hoo.

People are also advised to refrain from gathering or going to crowded places – including restaurants and nightclubs. Meanwhile, religious establishments are required to increase the application of quarantine measures.

On the same day, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it had recorded 79 new cases, bringing the total number of Covid-19 cases nationwide to 11,344, according to AFP. This is the highest number of new infections in Korea since April 5.4, when 81 new cases were recorded.

According to the Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most of the new cases are at a warehouse at Coupang e-commerce group in Bucheon City, west of Seoul. A total of 69 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded at this warehouse.


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